Benefits of keeping houseplants
During the dullest months of the year, houseplants come into their own. Add a splash of colour into your home with one of many different species of orchid or perhaps a cheerful Primula obconica. Even if you are short on space there is a plant for you; try an intricately-marked Haworthia or an Echeveria with their stunning rosettes in a range of patterns and colours.
- Many houseplants purify the air. Examples include Spathiphyllum wallisii (peace lily), Sansevieria (snake plant), Ficus elastica (rubber plant), Hedera (English ivy) and Chlorophytum sp. (Spider plants).
- There is a plant for every room in the house, whether it is cool or warm, or dark or light. Try an indoor fern for the bathroom or dark corner of the house; examples include Adiantum caudatum, A. hispidulum or A. raddianum. Or for a very sunny, south-facing windowsill a Kalanchoe blossfeldiana or Aloe vera with its many uses, or many of the exciting succulents, including unusual species of cacti we have available at the nursery.
- Studies have shown that when plants are present in the home or workplace, people have an increased level of well-being, so houseplants make us happy!
- Many houseplants are very low maintenance, particularly succulents, so even if you go away for a holiday or you forget to water them, these plants will thrive anyway.
- Love plants with fragrance? These are many houseplants that have a great fragrance, including Jasmine, citrus, some species of orchid, Gardenias and Hoyas.
- If you can’t get around the garden so well these days or are less mobile then houseplants can be a great choice, they are light and no digging is required!